Days: 7 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Dhampus-Australian Camp Easy Trek for families is an ideal trek package for those who are looking for a short holiday in Nepal with their children to experience the rich nature and culture of the Annapurna region. It is a short and easy trek around the tourist paradise of Pokhara which serves exceptional views of the Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m), allowing you and your family to create beautiful memories.
Dhampus-Australian Camp Easy Trek for families starts with your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. A scenic flight from Kathmandu takes you to Pokhara, from where you take a short drive to Phedi and start the trek. The trek takes you to the beautiful village of Dhampus, inhabited mostly by the Gurung people. The village offers striking views of the Annapurna massif along with Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m) rising behind the traditional houses in front of the lush green hills. The trek then takes you to Australian Camp which features equally breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif. Besides the mountain views, the sunrise and sunset view from the camp is another highlight of this trek. As you trek through the rhododendron and oak forests while enjoying the views of the snowcapped mountains, you will have an amazing time bonding with your family. You will trek through dense forest and traditional villages along the hillside where you meet many locals en route with whom you can interact to learn about their way of life. The final destination of the trek, Naudanda is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can spend quality time with your family, enjoying the scenic views and experiencing the warm hospitality of the local people. Being an easy trek on proper trails paved with flag-stones, the entire family can enjoy this trek without difficulty.
Having crossed more than 15 years in the travel business, Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is a renowned company in Nepal, best known for its quality of service. We stand out for providing excellent travel packages for families and families with children and make sure that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Nepal. With our friendly local guide, your family will be able to interact with the locals and get the most out of the journey.
Highlights of the Trek:
- Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley,
- unobstructed sunrise and sunset view, picturesque villages,
- experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people,
- walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, waterfalls,
- scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara,
- walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.
Fact of the Trek
Type of Trek
2,165 m (7,103 ft)
Full Board during the trek
3* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodges during the trek
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) and Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb)
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
The trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will receive you at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes
Our company van will take you to the airport from where you take the domestic flight to the beautiful city of Pokhara. You fly over the green hills and rushing streams while enjoying the views of Annapurna Mountain range until you land in Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, a private vehicle will transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy your free time exploring the lake city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi 1130m/45 minutes and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3 hours
You leave Pokhara and take an hour drive to Phedi. Climb the stone staircase through the rhododendron forest and make your way into the picturesque Dhampus village. From Dhampus, you get the views of the peaks of Annapurna range from the southern side along with other snowcapped mountains like Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Lamjung Himal (6883m). You and your children can interact with the local Gurung people, especially the children, and allow yourself to be awed by their simplicity and innocence. Overnight at a lodge in Dhampus.
Day 4: Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp 2165m/2 hours and afternoon short jungle walking
Today you start the trek with a gentle climb through the rhododendron and oak forests and make your way to Pothana. After a short rest in Pothana, you begin the climb through the stone staircase. This stone staircase was laid by the village development committee for the inflow and outflow of goods. You arrive at the Australian Camp in about 2 hours. In the afternoon, you can go for a short walk through the jungle surrounding the camp. From here, you can enjoy fantastic views of the Annapurna massif shining behind the traditional houses of the nearby settlement. Overnight at a lodge in Australian Camp.
Day 5: Trek from Australian Camp to Kande 1770m/2 hours and drive to Naudanda
Hike down along the rocky trail for a couple of hours to reach Kande village. A private vehicle will be waiting for you in Kande. From here, you take a short drive to Naudanda. You will be transferred to the resort in Naudanda where you can enjoy the local meals and relish the views of Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Overnight at Himalayan Deurali Resort in Naudanda.
Day 6: Drive from Naudanda to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu
You leave Naudanda and take a short drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you take a boat and visit Tal Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of Phewa Lake. In the afternoon, you take the flight back to Kathmandu. Our company van will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Feel free to explore the markets near you. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 7: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 7-day trip comes to an end. You will be dropped at the airport in our company van 3 hours before your flight schedule.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Booking open now: Join with us on a Dhampus-Australian Camp Trek for families in 2021/2022/2023.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.
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* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.
Our Dhampus-Australian Camp Easy Trek Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel Marshyangdi or Dalai-La Boutique Resort in Kathmandu.
* 1 night accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* 1 night accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with full board at Hotel Himalayan Deurali Resort in Naudanda.
* Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.
Our Dhampus-Australian Camp Easy Trek Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Dhampus-Australian Camp Easy Trek for families, 7 Days
Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd
Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta
- Dhampus-Australian Camp Family Lodge Trek 5 Days, April 2011
I enjoyed the trip a lot and next time we will be better prepared what to bring. We certainly look forward to using your services again.
It was really fun.
See you again.
Jenty, Andreas, Jakob & Delphine
4 Adults and 4 Children
Germany and American
- Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and Australian Camp Family Lodge Trek 9 Days, 11 Oct to 19 Oct 2013
General comment: great welcome, perfect organization and flexibility, trustable, expectations met despite unforeseen (and unusual at this time of the year) heavy rain !
French Family of 5 living in Dubai
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